happy new year

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JamesG

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happy new year
« on: December 23, 2017, 07:48:38 AM »
my seasonal message to the troops

People of OOTS..

It's that time of year again, the time of year where it gets harder to dodge the triggers, harder to forget the mayhem and abuse of the past and near impossible to get on with normal day to day life. So be it.

The new year is the thing, the rest of the xmas silliness can go take a jump, the new year is what we all need to look at and focus on.

The people on this board have been through some horrible times, make no mistake, but they are universally the nicest community one could hope for. Gentle, self deprecating and slow to anger, I see more humanity on these forums than I do anywhere else online. Be proud chaps, you've kept that side of yourself despite the storm of human nature you have had to endure and you can be proud of that.

I hope that for all of you, the journey in 2018 takes you forward to a deeper understanding both of yourselves and the mechanisms that brought you here. You are not to blame, you are not flawed, you are not fated. Given enough time and space you WILL come out of this and make a happier space for yourselves. It is your life, reclaim it. Take your life, cut the wires and hooks away and begin to repair.

So I raise a toast.

To life!

x

James

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Libby12

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 08:00:39 AM »
What beautiful sentiments,  James.  Thank you so much.

Libby.

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Snuwer1

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 09:03:26 AM »
 :grouphug: 

thank you
James

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Three Roses

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 03:23:21 PM »
I raise my glass in answer - a happy good-enough New Year to each and every one of us!

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Kat

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 10:39:20 PM »
You've got me in tears, James.  Thank you so much for your words of wisdom.  I'm floored by the civility, kindness, strength, wisdom, and openness of those on this forum.  It's a special place for special people--the best people.  Cheers! 

Re: happy new year
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 01:47:37 AM »
Well said  Sir.  God what we put our selves through . My glass raised  in complete agreement

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Yokosho

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 07:25:05 AM »
It is great to help reveal the truth about this issue.

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Blueberry

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 09:05:57 AM »
(Welcome to the forum yokosho!  :wave:)

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Rainagain

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 10:33:19 AM »
Fated? Spot on, that is the suspicion I try to resist.

It keeps trying to sneak up on me.

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jamesG.1

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Re: happy new year
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 08:27:23 PM »
trained yes, fated no.

Break the conditioning and you break the fate... simples